Mizuno Wave Cabrakan 2–($125)

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Dec. 8, 2010

In contrast to the Ascend 5, the Cabrakan 2 has a much closer fit and stiffer ride. There is plenty of support and underfoot push-through protection, and the Cabrakan’s water- resistant uppers serves well in snow. Members of the test team enjoyed the secure fit, firm midsole feel, structure and stability and the outsole traction. Testers recommended the shoes—although not for people with wide feet—for both running and hiking on trails.

Tester’s Take: “Overall, I think these shoes are great trail shoes; nice security and stability and structure for rough terrain and gravel trail running.”

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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